BAT Acquires Reynolds American

Merger creates a stronger global tobacco and ‘Next Generation Products’ company NACS Online British American Tobacco (BAT) and Reynolds American Inc. have agreed to an offer for BAT to acquire the remaining 57.8% of Reynolds it does not already own. According to a press release, the merger will create a stronger global tobacco and Next…

Final Snap Rule Compliance Guide Available

NACS members may access the retailer resource, prepared by association counsel NACS Online On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published its final rule, changing the eligibility requirements for retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The final rule makes some changes that were necessary…

USDA Finalizes EBT Cards Photo Rule

Agency heeds NACS comments to protect access for SNAP beneficiaries NACS Online Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final rule for those states who are seeking to require photos on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In its rulemaking, the agency sets implementation requirements for…

AFPD voices its support for current and pending bills in Lansing, MI

West Bloomfield, MI. (DEC.9, 2016) – The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers (AFPD) applauded the House passing Senate Bill 853 on Thursday, December 1st. SB 853 would prevent local governments from banning or setting fees for containers like bags, cups, bottles or packaging.  If signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the bill would take effect…

U.S. Gas Prices On The Rise

The OPEC production deal has sent gasoline prices on an upward spike By NACS Online After relatively low gasoline prices across the country, pump prices are increasing as the cost of oil rises after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to keep production at its current levels, UPI reports. OPEC had previously agreed…